The upcoming 638 unit luxury executive condo The Brownstone EC at Canberra Drive in Sembawang, next to future Canberra MRT station, will the first executive condominium to be built with using advanced PPVC. Given the climate change is a more urgent threat than many realise, lead property player City Development Ltd (CDL) is ensuring that its green programmes involve as many people as possible.
Everyone, from the individuals who buy its homes to its building tenants to the wider community, it brought on board its eco initiatives.
Founded in 1963, the Singapore listed property pioneer – an international property and hotel conglomerate – adopted an ethos to “conserve as we construct” as early as 1995, remodelling its operations to achieve a balance among financial, environmental and social performance,
“Greening buildings is key to realising our vision of a clean, green, sustainable and smart nation” says Mr Kwek Leng Joo, CDL deputy chairman.
“As a developer for condo and executive condo such as The Brownstone EC, we are in a position of influence to drive the demand for sustainable construction. We remain steadfast in our commitment to push the boundaries of innovation and sustainable building technologies and methods, complementing Singapore vision to become smart and sustainable nation with high productivity”
CDL takes what it calls a holistic life cycle approach to greening, aligning its design, construction, procurement, maintenance and even user engagement to environmental sustainability.
The company invest between 2 and 5 per cent of the construction cost of each new development in green design and sustainable technologies, setting a target to achieve the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) green mark gold plus standard afro all its new developments, which is above the mandatory requirements of basic certification.